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|How old?||53 years of age.|
|Born||6 February 1964|
|Born day||6 February|
|Date of death||17 October 2017,|
|Died Place||Toronto, Canada|
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|Wife||Laura Leigh Usher (m. ?–2017)|
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|Source of Net Worth||Writer|
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At the 6th Canadian Screen Awards in 2018, Downie posthumously won two Canadian Screen Awards for the television version of Secret Path. The program won the Donald Brittain Award for Best Political or Social Documentary Program and Best Music in a Non-Fiction Program. At the 7th Canadian Screen Awards in 2019, two additional awards were won by Gord Downie’s Secret Path in Concert, the CBC Television broadcast of Downie’s 2016 Roy Thomson Hall performance of the album.
At the Juno Awards of 2018, the album won the Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year, Downie and Drew won Songwriter of the Year for “A Natural”, “Introduce Yerself” and “The North”, and Downie won the Artist of the Year. In a tribute to Downie at the Juno Awards ceremony, Sarah Harmer, Dallas Green and Kevin Hearn performed a medley of the album’s title track with the Tragically Hip song “Bobcaygeon”.
In 2018, two additional recordings by Downie, “The East Wind” and “At the Quinte Hotel”, were posthumously released on the compilation album The Al Purdy Songbook.
On February 2, 2017, Downie joined Blue Rodeo onstage at Massey Hall for a performance of Blue Rodeo’s song “Lost Together”. This marked his last public appearance before his death.
Downie took to Parliament Hill on July 2, 2017, to speak out for Canada’s young indigenous people, likening it to the same kind of pain young people suffered in the now defunct residential schools.
Downie, along with his Tragically Hip bandmates, was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada on June 19, 2017, for “their contribution to Canadian music and for their support of various social and environmental causes”.
In December 2017, Percy Hatfield, the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) representing Windsor—Tecumseh introduced the bill Poet Laureate of Ontario Act In Memory of Gord Downie to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. It was passed in December 2019, establishing the Poet Laureate of Ontario.
The tour was profiled in the 2017 documentary film Long Time Running, directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. The final concert was released on DVD under the title A National Celebration on December 24, 2017.
In September 2017, Downie announced what would be his final solo double-album titled Introduce Yerself; it was released posthumously on October 27, 2017.
Downie died of glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, on October 17, 2017, at the age of 53 in Toronto. The surviving members of the Tragically Hip made the news of his death public the next morning, by sharing an official statement from his family on their website:
On October 13, 2016, Downie and his brother Mike, along with the Wenjack family, announced the founding of the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund to support reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The fund is a part of Downie’s legacy and commitment to Canada’s First Peoples. Chanie Wenjack was a young indigenous boy who died trying to escape a residential school, who became the centre of Downie’s Secret Path project. The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund is a registered charity.
At the Assembly of First Nations in Gatineau, Quebec, on December 6, 2016, National Chief Perry Bellegarde honoured Downie with an eagle feather, a symbol of the creator above, for his support of the indigenous peoples of Canada. Bellegarde also bestowed on Downie an honorary aboriginal name, Wicapi Omani, which is Lakota for “man who walks among the stars”.
In May 2016, Downie and his bandmates received honorary degrees from Queen’s University. Downie was not able to attend the ceremony due to his illness which had not yet been made public.
On December 22, 2016, Downie was selected as The Canadian Press’ Canadian Newsmaker of the Year and was the first entertainer selected for the title. In December 2017, Downie was again named Canadian Newsmaker of the Year for the second year in a row, in recognition of the public reaction to his death.
In December 2015, Downie was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour. The Tragically Hip announced his diagnosis on their website on May 24, 2016. Doctors at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre confirmed the same day that it was a glioblastoma, which had responded favourably to radiation and chemotherapy treatment but was not curable.
Downie toured with the band in summer 2016 to support Man Machine Poem, the band’s 13th studio album. The tour’s final concert was held at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario, on August 20 and was broadcast and streamed live by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on television, radio and internet. It was viewed by an estimated 11.7 million people.
In September 2016, Downie announced he would release a new solo album, Secret Path in October. The album was accompanied by a graphic novel on which he collaborated with Jeff Lemire, and an animated television film which aired on CBC Television. He also performed a few live shows to support the album, with supporting musicians Kevin Drew, Charles Spearin, Dave Hamelin, Kevin Hearn and Josh Finlayson.
In the wake of Downie’s death, CTV also rescheduled the planned broadcast premiere of Long Time Running, a documentary film by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier about the Man Machine Poem Tour of 2016, from November 12 to October 20, and CBC Television broadcast his solo Roy Thomson Hall concert of Secret Path on October 22.
Downie was married to Laura Leigh Usher, herself a breast cancer survivor. They had four children. Downie and Usher separated in 2015 before Downie’s cancer diagnosis.
Also in 2014 Downie appeared as a guest vocalist on “The Art of Patrons”, a song from Fucked Up’s album Glass Boys.
Upon hearing the news, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a tribute statement on his official website. Later in the day, he held a press conference at Parliament Hill at which he tearfully remembered Downie as “Our buddy Gord, who loved this country with everything he had—and not just loved it in a nebulous, ‘Oh, I love Canada’ way. He loved every hidden corner, every story, every aspect of this country that he celebrated his whole life.” Canadian MP Tony Clement called upon the government to consider holding a state funeral for Downie, stating “I think he matters that much to Canadians.” The House of Commons observed a moment of silence.
Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss … on the lips. Gord said he had lived many lives. As a musician, he lived “the life” for over 30 years, lucky to do most of it with his high school buddies. At home, he worked just as tirelessly at being a good father, son, brother, husband and friend. No one worked harder on every part of their life than Gord. No one.
Thank you everyone for all the respect, admiration and love you have given Gord throughout the years – those tender offerings touched his heart and he takes them with him now as he walks among the stars.
Downie was widely mourned in Canada. Several prominent Canadians, including actors Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen, Toronto mayor John Tory, singer k.d. lang and the rock group Rush, remembered Downie on Twitter Account name. Additionally, several National Hockey League teams and players, as well as the league itself, paid tribute to Downie through social media, owing to the high popularity of the Tragically Hip’s music among Canadian professional hockey players. The Toronto Maple Leafs honoured Downie with a moment of silence before their game on October 18, during which the retired-jersey banner for Bill Barilko – whom Downie had written about in the Tragically Hip song “Fifty Mission Cap” – was lowered from the rafters of the Air Canada Centre.
In February 2012 in Fort Albany, Ontario, Downie and the Tragically Hip played at the Great Moon Gathering, a yearly educational conference that takes place in various communities along Northern Ontario’s James Bay coast. Its focus is on youth learning and combining Cree education with the contemporary world. The venue was small and not typical of the band. Author Joseph Boyden, who invited them, said their motivation was to “initiate a guerrilla act of love for a people who are so thoroughly underrepresented but now, somehow, overexposed for only their shortcomings. A guerrilla act of love to show the rest of the country what strength and artistry, grace and humour the Cree possess.” In addition to the Tragically Hip’s performance, Downie sang a song with a local band, Northern Revolution. The song “Goodnight Attawapiskat” from the album Now for Plan A was a result of this trip.
In addition to his solo works, Downie collaborated with several fellow Canadian and international artists. His most famous Canadian collaborations are with Richard Terfry (better known as Buck 65), Dallas Green of City and Colour and Alexisonfire, the Sadies and Fucked Up. Terfry collaborated with Downie on the song “Whispers of the Waves” off the album 20 Odd Years. Terfry composed the track and with the help of Charles Austen, his co-writer, decided Downie’s vocals would be the best fit for their song. In 2008, Downie appeared as a guest vocalist on City and Colour’s single “Sleeping Sickness”. In 2014, Downie released an album with the Sadies called And the Conquering Sun. He commented on working with the Sadies, saying, “I enjoy getting together with those guys; it’s a whole other universe. They’re writing all the music and I’m writing all the lyrics and we’re coming up with some neat stuff. You do it for the company but I’m genuinely shocked by the themes and things you touch based on the music you’re singing to. That’s really compelling to me.” The album consists of ten songs.
Downie had cameo appearances in Men with Brooms, in which the Tragically Hip play a curling team. Downie also made a cameo appearance in the 2008 indie drama Nothing Really Matters, directed by Jean-Marc Piché. Downie also appears in the Trailer Park Boys movie The Big Dirty, in which he and Alex Lifeson play a pair of police officers. More recently, he and other members of the band appeared in the episode of Trailer Park Boys entitled “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys”, in which he is harassed while eating a bologna sandwich at a singles dance. Downie was also featured in the sitcom Corner Gas in the episode “Rock On!” in which the Tragically Hip are shown as a local band practising in the main character’s garage. Colin James is also featured in the episode. Downie also appeared in Michael McGowan’s 2008 film, One Week. A documentary film, Long Time Running, about the Tragically Hip’s summer 2016 cross-Canada farewell concert tour, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017.
Featured: “Sleeping Sickness” by City and Colour (2008)
In addition to his career with the Tragically Hip, Downie released five solo albums: Coke Machine Glow (2001), Battle of the Nudes (2003), The Grand Bounce (2010), Secret Path (2016), and Introduce Yerself (2017), and a collaboration with the Sadies, And the Conquering Sun (2014).
Downie began pursuing a solo career with the release of Coke Machine Glow in 2001. He published his first poetry and prose collection alongside the album and under the same title. The backing musicians, credited as the Goddamned Band, consisted of indie rock band the Dinner Is Ruined, Josh Finlayson of Skydiggers and singer-songwriter Julie Doiron. He released his second solo album, Battle of the Nudes, in 2003 before returning to the studio with the Tragically Hip. His third solo effort, The Grand Bounce, was released in 2010. Both it and Battle of the Nudes are credited as Gord Downie and the Nation of Miracles.
Gordon Downie grew up in Amherstview, Ontario, and raised in Kingston, Ontario, along with his brothers Mike and Patrick, and sisters Charlyn and Paula. He was the son of Lorna (Neal) and Edgar Charles Downie, a travelling salesman, later a real estate broker and developer. In Kingston, he befriended the musicians who would become The Tragically Hip, while attending the downtown Kingston high school Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute. He attended Queen’s University where he majored in film studies, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in 1986.
Downie formed The Tragically Hip with Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Davis Manning, and Gord Sinclair in 1983. Saxophone player Davis Manning left the band and guitarist Paul Langlois joined in 1986. Originally, the band played cover songs in local bars and quickly became famous once MCA Records president Bruce Dickinson saw them performing at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto and offered them a record deal.
Gordon Edgar Downie CM (February 6, 1964 – October 17, 2017) was a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, musician, writer and activist. He was the lead singer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, which he fronted from their formation in 1984 until his death in 2017. Downie is widely regarded as one of the most influential and popular artists in Canadian music history.